DEFENDER Lewis Mayo had a dream Ibrox debut as he scored in yesterday’s friendly against Oxford United.
The 19-year-old was lost for words to describe the feeling when the ball hit the back of the net just eight minutes after he came on as a half-time substitute.
Mayo spoke to RangersTV after the match, he said: “It was a surreal experience. I have dreamed of playing at Ibrox since I was a wee boy so to actually do it was something special and to top it off with a goal, I can’t really describe how that feels.
3⃣ Lewis Mayo with the third goal of the match. pic.twitter.com/NwxZd7pf7M
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“I was a bit confused at first because I knew I should have scored the header but it took a ricochet off me and had gone in.
“I didn’t know if it was offside so I checked to see if the linesman put his flag up and he didn’t so I was buzzing.
“I think this puts down a real marker for us going into Europe on Tuesday. It was a great performance all-round from the boys that were out there and we carried out the game plan really well so everyone is delighted.”
Mayo travelled to Portugal with the first team for the pre-season training camp and is relishing the opportunity to work with experienced players and staff.
He added: “It was fantastic, I was grateful for the opportunity to go to Portugal and train with the first team and work with the staff on and off the pitch.
“I have been around the first team recently and I don’t know how it is going to go going forward but I am just loving everything as it is coming.
“When I am training I am playing with and against some of the best players in the country and learning from some of the best. Also from the staff with the experience and quality that is there so I am just trying to absorb as much as I can.
“I’ll be ready to go if given the nod so I’ll just need to wait and see what happens.”